QUINTA DO PINTO
Quinta do Pinto, a quiet and graceful estate, is located in Alenquer, a region that contains some of the most picturesque villages in the whole Western part of Portugal.
Did you know that this village was baptised as Portugal’s “Nativity Scene Village” long ago?
Its geography, the layout of the houses on the hillside and the fact that it was here that Portugal’s first Franciscan friary was founded gives its nickname even more reason to be.
It was also in Alenquer that Portugal’s first nativity scene was found in the far-off year of 1569, more precisely in the Santa Catarina da Carnota convent.
Legend has it that the village’s name came from a Moorish dog.
His name was Alão, and he guarded the walls that protected the village. At the time, it was occupied by the Moors.
On the morning of the day the last battle took place, the Portuguese King saw the dog on the walls. As soon as the dog saw him and his party of people, he jumped around full of joy.
The Monarch saw this as a good omen and ordered the attack to begin because “Alão Quer” (Alão wants – quer meaning to want in Portuguese). And what Alão wants, Alão gets. More or less something like that.
On the other hand, another story says that Alão had the task of taking the keys from the wall (in his mouth, of course) to the Governor’s house every night.
The Christians, knowing this, tied a female dog to an olive tree, right in Alão’s path. The dog, following his instincts, couldn’t resist the female charm and jumped the wall, giving the keys to the Portuguese.
Be it as it may, one thing is certain: the village’s coat of arms contains a dog tied to an olive tree…
From Alão Quer to Alenquer… a village that has an umbilical relationship to vineyards, with wine being this the region’s leading source of income.
The wines are filled with charm, surprise and are memorable in every way.
When you open a bottle of Quinta do Pinto, you open a porthole to a different type of experience, laden with flavours and novelties, freshness and lightness, and the best that nature has to offer.
Keep it in the refrigerator and open the bottle for a weekend lunch.
Trust us; you’ll remember this wine for a long time.
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Description Appellation: Lisbon/Bucelas/Colares
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine The Sauvignon Blanc variety expresses all its characteristic aromatic potential and vitality in this terroir. To its innate qualities, this wine adds the creaminess that is unique to Quinta do Pinto white wines. This wine, which perfectly combines an exuberant, rich aroma and a distinct, irreverent mouth, is born from the art of knowing how to wait for the variety’s adequate maturation point.
Winemaking Process The vegetation surrounding the vines was carefully managed to optimise the grape’s aromatic potential. Pre-fermentative cold maceration for 24 hours, followed by pressing. Cold decantation for three days. Fermentation in cement vats where it staged until bottling.
Tasting Notes Colour: Shiny citric
Aroma: Very intense and elegant, harmoniously combining delicate passionfruit notes with exuberant green asparagus and freshly cut grass notes.
Mouth: Intense and vivacious from which green asparagus combined with a slightly tropical finish stands out. Varies with serving temperature due to the winemaking style.
Serving/Pairing Pairs well with grilled fish, seafood, salads, Italian dishes and sushi.
Total Acidity: 7.4 g/L
Total sugars: <1.5 g/L
1 small red onion
Chilli as desired
Clean the fillets and cut them into 1 cm sized cubes.
Marinate for 30 minutes in the lime juice and chopped onion seasoned with salt and pepper.
When serving, add diced mango and chilli to taste.